The focus of this week's podcast is welcoming spaces. Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres join the conversation.
Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. Click here for ALL links discussed.
00:28 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres
02:13 Free For All Content Highlights
09:25 Classic Classroom Content Highlights
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Suzy Kaback thinks deeply about the concept of belonging as an essential part of building a school community. This article was first published in 2020.
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The focus of this week's podcast is assessing writers. Enjoy snippets of articles and make sure to check out the links to free articles and helpful links from around the web. Get the Big Fresh delivered straight to your inbox (it's free)! Click here for ALL links discussed. Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the December 4, 2020 issue here. Free for All Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Accountability for Young Writers: Stella Villalba teaches young writers about writer’s craft. So how come evidence of learning from the minilessons isn’t showing up when she confers with her students? She decides to develop a plan to help students link craft lessons with their writing. Joy: Katrina Edwards deals with a frustrated writer on the verge of tears in her first-grade classroom. She realizes the element that is missing in her writing workshop is joy. Joy Write: A book by Ralph Fletcher that inspired changes in Katrina’s classroom. On the Cult of Pedagogy website, Mark Wise gives five suggestions for repairing rubrics that aren’t working well. Magic on the Page: Encouraging Reluctant Writers: Joanne Emery writes poignantly about the struggle of a young child with an on-demand writing assessment. Her poem and narrative are thought-provoking and an inspiring guide for assessing writers in a personal way. NCTE Position Statement on writing assessment offers five principles to ensure valid, fair and appropriate assessment practices. ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is argument writing. Tara Barnett and Kate Mills join the conversation about mentor texts for argument writing. Get the Big Fresh delivered straight to your inbox (it's free)! Click here for ALL links discussed. Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the February 12, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 01:20 Lead Essay by Bitsy Parks 04:26 Classic Classroom Content 06:34 Tara Barnett and Kate Mills Interview 23:16 Free for All 25:09 Leaders Lounge Content Free for All The Choice Literacy Book Club! Christy Rush-Levine selected an Own Voices middle grade fantasy novel for the February read. This is free for all! Follow along on the site of with #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. A Fresh Take on Persuasive Writing: Louise Wrobleski uses video clips, children's literature, and newspaper articles to teach middle school students new ways to craft persuasive writing.This article was first published in 2019 and is now free for all. Dear Young Writer, Your Audience Matters: Melissa Quimby shares how she encourages her students to consider their audience when writing with how-to steps and wise advice to lift the level of writing in her classroom. Review Writing Advice: New York Times Critics A.O. Scott, Maya Phillips, Jennifer Szalai, and Jon Pareles share their review writing advice for ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is meaningful conversations. Christy Rush-Levine joins the podcast. Get the Big Fresh delivered straight to your inbox (it's free)! Click here for ALL links discussed. Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the January 22, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 01:25 Lead Essay 04:49 Classic Classroom Content 07:30 Christy Rush-Levine Interview 19:35 Free for All 21:16 Leaders Lounge Content Free for All Making Time for Literacy Chit-Chat to Support Book Choice (2012): Franki Sibberson shares ways to initiate conversations about books naturally in classrooms. This feature from 2012 includes a question set for launching discussions about books with individual students that remains relevant today. You can find the link to this (and all of the features mentioned) in the show notes. Write. Right. Rite Series: Meaningful conversations don't have to always be somber. Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at the Library of Congress, presents an inventive way for young people to engage in ideas through his "Write. Right. Rite." Series. It’s a video series and if you haven’t taken the time to check it out, I hope you’ll be able to soon. It’s pretty awesome. Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism: The Anti-Defamation League gives advice on how to engage young ...